Lenin in Paris
(, ) is a Soviet
film directed by Sergei Yutkevich
in 1981 on Mosfilm
Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin
spent four years in Paris (1909–1912), and this historical docudrama explores those years with a certain amount of humor. Lenin is shown visiting with friends, the meetings with his later mistress Inessa Armand
(in the movie she is in love with a young communist, Trofimoff), while several of his philosophical views and economic and political theories are mouthed by a former colleague who narrates the film and brings the material into the present...
Actor Yuri Kayurov: "It was not possible for Lenin to love Inessa Armand on screen. We have the film Lenin in Paris
, where, naturally, and in the scenario in Gavrilovich was a scene, in which Lenin sit with Ines Armand on the bench, about by something they converse, where as well, probably they have a love affair, they perfectly well know this entire. But this was the Soviet
regime, there was censorship
, and they said - no-no, no love affair with Ines Armand. Let after it will care Trofimov, hero of this picture, and they on the concerts, or in kafushke of small - sits Ines Armand with Trofimov, and Ilyich sits with them, they laugh loud.. Especially as Inessa Armand starred a famous foreign actress: Claude Jade from France."
Sergei Yutkevich was one of the Soviet Union's most enduring, versatile, and highly respected directors. Over his long career Yutkevich won international awards for... Read More